Pinnacle vs Steeple - What's the difference?

pinnacle | steeple |


As nouns the difference between pinnacle and steeple

is that pinnacle is the highest point while steeple is a tall tower, often on a church, normally topped with a spire.

As verbs the difference between pinnacle and steeple

is that pinnacle is to put something on a pinnacle while steeple is to form something into the shape of a steeple.

pinnacle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The highest point.
  • A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
  • (figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
  • (architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
  • * Milton
  • Some renowned metropolis / With glistering spires and pinnacles around.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * nadir

    See also

    * acme * apex * peak * summit

    Verb

    (pinnacl)
  • to put something on a pinnacle
  • to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
  • Anagrams

    *

    steeple

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tall tower, often on a church, normally topped with a spire.
  • A spire.
  • Verb

    (steepl)
  • To form something into the shape of a steeple.
  • He steepled his fingers as he considered the question.